ERIC Number: ED207703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Musical Experience: An Aid to the Development of Language.
McLullich, Helen H.
Since all preschool children do not have fully developed listening abilities, a program of musical activities is useful for teachers as a diagnostic tool and as an enjoyable way to improve children's listening skills. A five stage program, involving (1) short span listening, (2) active responses to aural stimuli, (3) creative expression, (4) exercises for developing the ability to imagine, and (5) making music in groups, is recommended as a way of increasing children's awareness of many of the skills necessary for the development of language. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Reading Association (18th, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 27-31, 1981).